Leicester Castle Business School holds networking event

Leicester Castle Business School at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is hosting a networking event for business leaders on Monday to discover more about the help on offer to help them grow their businesses.

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The free event, entitled Beyond Business as Usual, is taking place in the medieval splendour of the Great Hall at the business school, in Castle View, from 4.30pm to 7pm.
It will provide attendees with an opportunity to learn more about engaging with DMU, hear about its services for businesses and have a tour of the magnificent hall venue.

Accessible and clear information will be provided about DMU’s research expertise and business leaders will be able get guidance on accessing the university’s students for graduate and work placement opportunities.

Around 100 delegates from a range of top businesses are planning to attend so it will also be a fantastic business networking opportunity.

Leading names from a wide variety of sectors are expected to be among the guests, with the following areas represented: banking, building, digital/IT, energy, engineering, entertainment, finance, food, home furnishing, legal, logistics, motoring, property and recruitment.       

Representatives from local authorities, charities, education, training and the science field are also due to be there.

A broad range of topics will be covered at the event, with displays explaining more about the following areas:

•    Cutting-edge commercial research – cyber technology, energy and ‘smart’ cities, the ageing workforce, engineering, infectious diseases, wearable technology and textiles.
•    Higher and degree apprentices – learn how to bring new skills into your business.
•    Accessing DMU’s talent – graduate and placement recruitment, executive company projects, internships, volunteers and mentoring.
•    Executive education – expand your mind and capabilities to grow your business and succeed in your career.
•    DMU’s Innovation Centre – a space for business start-ups, entrepreneurs, students, graduates and academics, to shape their business and generate more innovative ideas.
•    Knowledge transfer partners – a government-funded programme designed to support and help businesses improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance.
•    Accessing funding – how the university can help.

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Professor Dana Brown, DMU Pro Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise and the Principal of Leicester Castle Business School, said: “Navigating the complex higher education environment can be challenging.

“Our aim is to remove these challenges by providing organisations with a ‘one-stop shop’ approach to engaging with us. Not only will this mean that time is well spent but that we’re also able to fully understand and identify people’s specific business needs to create a tailored and innovative solution that is right for them and benefits their bottom line.

“This networking event will illustrate this ethos by bringing together academics, business-engagement professionals and practitioners in a stunning setting for us to interact with attendees and develop fruitful, mutually beneficial relationships that go beyond business as usual.”

There will also be opportunities to tour the newly-renovated business school building which has been brought back to life by DMU. The event starts at 4.30pm with arrival drinks, canapés and networking, which will be followed by a short opening speech from Professor Brown.

Posted on Friday 7th July 2017

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